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Old 06-10-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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7-14.5 Tires

I'm researching changing the tires or wheels and tires. the Wheels look to be 14.5 with 6 on 5.5. I have room for 15's maybe 16's. Finding the 7-14.5 tires is a problem. Finding the wheels for a couple shares is impossible.
$60 each to clean up and powder coat. Just get new Aluminum one?
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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wheels?

What kind of wheels do you currently have? Are they original or have they been "modernized"?

I recently replaced the wheels and tires on my '59 Tradewind but the tire shop took one look at the original 2-piece wheel set-up and said "No way". My wheels are now a single piece.
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15"

My wheels (old and new) were 15 inches by the way.
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7-14.5 is an old mobile home type tire , they are still made . You could probably get new rims for the price of powder coating the old ones . If it were me I would go with new 16" rims in steel or alum , your choice . Your tire choices will be much greater with the 16's , also availability , important when on the road.
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I replaced my 7-14.5 original wheels on my Ohio built 59' Overlander with 15x6 6 on 5.5 wheels for $25/each (Dexstars from Redneck Trailer Supply) and a set of 225 75R15 tires. Beware, I had trouble with one of my tires rubbing against the shock mount on the original leaf springs and the other three had very little clearance. That problem has since been solved on my trailer, but you will want to take a close look.
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Paul if it were me, I would chose a cool color and powder coat those rims. 14.5" are cool as hell and create that low rider look that fits a vintage trailer like yours. I am seriously considering dropping down to 14.5" myself just to get her lower.

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7-14.5 is an old mobile home type tire , they are still made . You could probably get new rims for the price of powder coating the old ones . If it were me I would go with new 16" rims in steel or alum , your choice . Your tire choices will be much greater with the 16's , also availability , important when on the road.
What I have been told by my local tire dealer is the 7-14.5 is only available for mobil homes as a non-radial, bias-ply nylon tire. They are readily available and the good thing if any is they don't age and go bad after 5-7 years lke a radial. Keep them out of the sun and as long as you don't have weather checking they should be good to go.

I have 7-14.5 tires on one of my car trailers with some really old tires and have never had a problem.

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those tires are real easy to get if you hook up with a mobile home company. You know the saying... it ain't home till they take the wheels off.
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What I have been told by my local tire dealer is the 7-14.5 is only available for mobil homes as a non-radial, bias-ply nylon tire. They are readily available and the good thing if any is they don't age and go bad after 5-7 years lke a radial. Keep them out of the sun and as long as you don't have weather checking they should be good to go.

I have 7-14.5 tires on one of my car trailers with some really old tires and have never had a problem.

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I have them on my car trailer also . They do seem to age well , but seem to wear out tread with not much milage . They are also very stiff , not so good for an AS.
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